The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), established by Government of India in 1982 is an institutional mechanism, with a broad objective of promoting gainful self-employment amongst the Science and Technology (S&T) manpower in the country and to setup knowledge based and innovation driven enterprises.
NSTEDB functions under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology. It has representation from socio-economic and scientific Departments / Ministries, premier entrepreneurship development institutions and all India Financial Institutions.
The Programmes conducted by NSTEDB have created awareness among S&T persons to take up entrepreneurship as a career. The academicians and researchers have started taking a keen interest in such socially relevant roles and have engaged themselves in several programmes initiated by NSTEDB. About 100 organisations, most of which are academic institutions and voluntary agencies, were drafted in the task of entrepreneurship development and employment generation.
Some of the major programmes/activities undertaken by NSTEDB are elaborated on this portal. More programmes are being evolved to suit the changing economic and market scenario.